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Dog Memories at Thanksgiving

We’ve had so many dogs, and have loved them all. Here are some special Dog Memories at Thanskgiving:

Misha (Siberian), our first. He won the Novice class at an obedience match over forty-one other dogs, his third time in the ring, with a completely novice handler (me).

Tikka (Siberian) won her first two championship points with the same inexperienced handler …

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Iditarod’s Fat Albert Phenomenon

Elsewhere on this site is a post entitled “Fat Albert.” I was honored to hear from his owner, Rod Perry, from whose blog this excerpt is taken with permission. The fortieth running of Iditarod will begin on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. At right is Fat Albert — photo by Bill Devine.

Few of today’s Iditarod fans realize how it came …

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Fat Albert

My husband and I are avid supporters of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. Knowing this, a secretary I had in the mid-seventies brought a copy of The National Observer (a then-Dow Jones publication, not to be confused with The National Inquirer!) into my office and placed it on the desk.”I think you should do this,” she said, …

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